IDLES have released their new single ‘A Hymn’ from the upcoming album, Ultra Mono.

The new ballad-like track reveals a softer side to the band. ‘A Hymn’ shows how adept they are at opening up and connecting on a deeper level compared with than many punk bands. This is something picked up and carried forward by their community fan base.

The track which was debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats  1 show follows from ‘Mr Motivator’ and ‘Grounds’ as singles from Ultra Mono.

“‘A Hymn’ rejoices in the sinister flesh-eating virus of the pedestrian. It sings the tune of normal teeth sinking into your neck as you sleep standing up with your eyes open. Amen,” Joe Talbot said in the press release.

The accompanying music video features the band driving with their parents through their hometown streets to the shops, providing a grey window into suburban English life that matches the song’s heavyhearted churn.

IDLES forthcoming LP ‘Ultra Mono’ is out 25 Sept via Partisan Records.

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